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Karl Calvin Parrish

Karl Calvin Parrish, American mining engineer.


  • Parrish, Karl Calvin was born on December 12, 1877 in Leon, Iowa, United States. Son of Robert Leal and Himena (Hoffman) Parrish.

  • Education

    • Parsons College, Fairfield. Iowa; Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1901.


    • Assayer, Blue Grass Mining Company, Nederland. Colorado, 1901; mining expert for Western Venture Company, examining properties in New Mexico, Arizona and California, 1903-1904. Superintendent Andes Mining Company, Guamoco, Colombia, S.A., 1904-1909.

      Prospecting for mines in Colombia, 1909-1910. Discovered and located Chicago and Las Ramas group of mines in Guamoco District, Colombia, and general manager same. In charge Bar Principal Mining Company, Guamoco, 1913-1919.

      Consulting engineer, Barranquilla, Colombia. Manager Parrish & Company, Compañia Urbanizadora de “El Prado,” Parrish Investment Company, Compañia Minera de los Valles, Barranquilla, since 1919, Cia. Minera del Nare; built residential addition to Barranquilla and modern water works system.

      Also various municipal electrical power plants in Colombia. With others, building railroad over Andes Mountains, to cost approximately $10,000,000. Etc. Home: Des Moines, Ia.


    • Married Blanche Emmons, November 5, 1908. Children: Karl Calvin, Jane Emmons.
    • father: Robert Leal Parrish
    • mother: Himena (Hoffman) Parrish
    • spouse: Blanche Emmons
    • children: Karl Calvin Parrish
    • Jane Emmons Parrish
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    Born December 12, 1877
    Died November 3, 1933
    (aged 55)